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Horse Chestnut vs Amur Cherry

Aesculus hippocastanum

Prunus maackii

Horse Chestnut
Amur Cherry

Horse Chestnut is a medium sized deciduous tree that is native to Greece but has been grown in North America for hundreds of years. Produces large nuts and both nuts and foliage have many medicinal uses.

Amur Cherry is a beautiful, fast-growing ornamental tree. It features attractive bronze/red bark that peels horizontally in strips.

This hardy tree bears white flowers in the spring, black fruit held in clusters in the late summer, and pointy leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

AMUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: lemon yellow
Berries: black fruit in clusters in the late summer
Flowers: white, in spring
Bark: bronze/red peeling in strips
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: 30 years
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: raw Horse Chestnut seed, leaf, bark and flower is toxic if ingested due to the presence of esculin.

Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)



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